The aquabasilea Adventure Pool in Pratteln near Basel offers a whole world of fun on 7 water slides with a total length of 824 metres.
The aquabasilea Adventure Pool in Pratteln near Basel offers a whole world of fun on 7 water slides with a total length of 824 metres
Younger guests can discover the element of water in a playful, child-appropriate, exciting manner. Older adventurers will plunge into the water for exciting confrontations – from the wave pool to the active pool to the great variety of slides for every kind of adventure and adrenalin kick between free fall and high speed. And then perhaps they might go outdoors to the relaxation pool or into the wild water stream in its natural landscape.
Against the magnificent background of the Verzasca Valley in Ticino, the wild water stream winds its way through the rocks. Rapids push the sliders down at a flat-out pace. If you are quick enough, you can get out of the current into one of three rest pools. There is another kick at the end: the stream speeds up over the final few metres and you rush around the final bend at full tilt.
Blue as the water, with ocean effects. Sliders on the Turbotube whizz through a shimmering blue underwater world with a good deal more speed than on the black Burn, racing against colourful fish-shaped light effects. A jump in the dark, and just before the end you are lifted off the slide – right into the landing pool.
In the summer, the wild water stream races along in the open air, weaving its way through the grounds. Bends, bottlenecks and currents liven up the water and move the sliders along. The speed keeps changing in unexpected ways; deep places slow it down, then it moves on to the next stage with renewed liveliness.
This black tube is really something. Fascinating motifs of light flash up as if from nowhere, glowing rings mark out the route and the water bubbles dramatically. As you move along under its spell, you turn a bend and get a shock: daylight. An abrupt end to the slide? It’s only a transparent section – sliding turns into flying!
Singly or in a double pack, tyres are obligatory on the Rivellazione. That’s how you get the right speed in the red tube. There’s a real whoosh at the beginning but then the downward progress takes on a relatively comfortable speed; restricted wildness but unrestricted fun. The ideal slide for the whole family.
Short and intense. It only needs just under sixteen metres to cover more than eight metres difference in height: the downward fall is almost vertical. Rather like free fall but without the painful landing. The ends of the slides are caught up gently and carried into the landing pool.
The slide with a view. An open tube, the Family Splash provides a free view, without a roof over your head. A top attraction for young and old: to see and to be seen. The orange Family Splash winds its way into the depths in gentle curves, carrying the sliders carefully down.
Not for the faint-hearted! Going down at a steep angle, in total darkness. The flow of adrenalin increases with the crazy acceleration, a sensation similar to free fall. Then you are pressed into a bend with ferocious speed. And the landing is so unexpectedly gentle, as if carried by magic hands.